Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Last day.

Tomorrow is my last technical day of school. Which just seems odd considering the fact I've already had two exams. But anyway - tomorrow is the day that is assigned each year, to say goodbye to the leavers. 

So au revoir my dear school. For you have treated me well - for the most part anyway!

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Why I'm glad we are still here today.

  • There are still more photos to be taken
  • I still need to get married, and have a kids, and a house, and a dog :)
  • My family
  • My friends
  • Exams! 
  • I have yet to cycle along the great wall of china.
  • I haven't seen the northern lights
  • I haven't been to university.
  • I have never travelled in first class.
  • I have more to give to this world.
God is good.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

The thing about... N names.

I have a passion for short N names for girls, that end in a.

  • Nova
  • Nona
  • Nola
  • Neva
  • Nella
Nola or Neva being my favourite.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

The thing about...Anthony

I have never met an Anthony who was after the 1970s, maybe that has something to do with living in Britain? Or maybe just where I live. Anthony, does not in fact even rank in the top 100 in England, so why it so popular over the pond?

Derived from the Roman name Antonius, Anthony or even Antony has a long history - and has been used in many languages since then. 

  • Antoine - French
  • Anton - German and Russian
  • Antonio - Italian 
It's meaning is just as pleasant - priceless. Though hardly a macho meaning by any stretch. 

There are a fair few well known Anthony's (though many go by shortenings):

Ant McPartlin - half of the UK presenting duo Ant and Dec
Tony Blair - the ex prime minister
Antonio Banderas - the actor
Anthony Horowitz - the author
Tony Hawk - the skateboarder

And on surname terms - the historical Mark Antony

How Anthony fit's into a 2010/11 naming society I just am not sure, to me it still has a typical 1970s feel. It is too long to compete with likes of Chase or Logan, and the nicknames, Ant or Tony again do nothing for me, but evidently they have some appeal in the US. Maybe someone could tell me why? Or maybe it is a default name? Like John or David. 

Monday, 16 May 2011

The thing about... Murphy

  • for a boy
  • an irish surname
  • in it's anglicized form
  • sea warrior

  • understated
  • underused
  • powerful
  • alternative to popular gaelic name

  • a name loved by me. 

Mighty Monday!

Today has been:

  • cloudy
  • rainy
  • first exam day
  • school day
  • music day
  • 2 hours of geography day
  • brilliant
Some names:

  • Alethea
  • Ariadne
  • Acacia
The A's. Maybe the exam results will come through ok.

Sunday, 27 March 2011

An apology.

I am sorry that I abandoned this blog. Mainly because Abby links to  it for every name I suggest for NOTD over on Appellation Mountain.
The layout I used for the first few posts is simply too labor intensive for me at the moment. Therefore I will be changing things slightly, in an effort to update the blog more often I will post about names that are interesting me at the moment. Possible name combinations. My thoughts on names for siblings etc. The format will be far less rigid, and possibly in depth, but overall I should be able to post more often and that can only be a good thing.
If you have any queries, possible naming problems or an interesting story to tell just let me know.

Thank you
(and you thank you Abby for all the wonderful links!)